Home additions are an excellent solution when you feel like your home needs more floor space. There are a lot of benefits to building out, but there are also a few things to think about. After all, home additions cost serious money, so you’ll want to make the most of your investment.
In this post, our home remodeling experts at Empire State Builders and Contractors, Inc. discuss what to keep in mind when you’re planning to extend or add space to your home, and why these things matter.
Home Additions: Upfront Cost vs. Long-Term Value
Price is usually the first consideration for any homeowner planning to start a home addition. It’s easy to hesitate when you see that the addition will cost quite a bit. But we suggest striking a balance between upfront cost and long-term value.
For example, installing a new deck is not exactly cheap, but the fact that it extends your living space to blend part of your indoors with your outdoors means you’ll appreciate it more in the long run. That is, of course, if you’re the type to spend plenty of time on a deck, or at least appreciate its beauty and functionality. It adds value to your home, which is great if you plan to sell your home in the future. Our company offers deck building as part of our home improvement and carpentry services.
Small Solutions That Net Big Results
Home additions don’t necessarily have to be large projects. Adding a couple of feet to a small kitchen can radically change how you design it, and even allow you to add more appliances and fixtures. The value of a home addition is not often instantly observable, but a simple project can actually increase your home’s market value, and some at least allow you to recoup a decent amount when you sell.
To Match or Not to Match
When adding anything to your home, especially for the exterior, you also need to consider whether you want it to match other aspects of your house, or provide contrast. Replacing your old windows with the same style may not be practical anymore, if the design is prone to leaks and air drafts. As such, you may have to pick a window style that may not match your existing exterior. That said, contrast is good – especially if it serves as a focal point on your exterior.
The Value of Working With a Contractor
Finally, always make sure to plan your home additions with the help of a professional home improvement company. We can recommend the best solutions for your home, and even source higher quality materials that can save you money in the long term.
Empire State Builders and Contractors, Inc. offers expert home building services. Call us today at (844) 682-2990 to learn more about our services. We install home additions throughout White Plains, NY and other parts of New York.